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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
quinnipiac poll out this morning shows president obama has an 18 point lead over romney among women. nbc's brian mooar joins us from washington with more on all this. brian, good morning. >> reporter: for both campaigns this first debate is filled can challenge and opportunity. as denver gets ready for tomorrow night's first presidential debate, so are the candidates. >> it'll be a conversation with the american people that will span almost an entire month. we'll get to describe our respective views. >> reporter: romney is hoping to pick up a few votes with an endorsement from football great john elway. president obama is taking the personal approach to nail down support. >> this is barack obama. >> reporter: and like romney, the president sees this debate as a chance to talk to america. >> it's a choice between two different paths for this country. it's a choice between two fundamentally different visions for our nation. >> reporter: the president has a lead in all nine of the key battleground states, including ohio, which begins early balloting today. >> romney's task is difficult
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
are running through full rehearsals to fine tune their talking points. as of this morning, president obama has the lead in all nine of the key battle ground states. both campaigns say to him night is important to reach undecided voters. >> it will be a conversation. we will get to describe our views. >> the choice of two paths for this country. it's a choice between two fundamentally different visions for our nation. >> you can watch the debate in its entirety on nbc bay area. the topic is domestic policy. coverage starts wednesday night at 6:00. >>> in a move to save money, milpitas may put the police department on the chopping block. considering outsourcing law enforcement to the santa clara county sheriff's office. it is on the agenda at the meeting tonight which is open to the public. this is all happening at 7:00 p.m. at city hall. >>> another bay area city says it wants to dump its weekly garbage collection. according to "the palo alto weekly," they are trying to keep organic waste out of landfills. if homeownerss sorted their foo scraps, there would be less of a nee
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am PDT
morning president obama and mitt romney, right now they're just going their separate ways. >> the pressure was on mitt romney to perform, taking on the man even republicans describe as one of the most skilled debaters in politics. tracie potts is in denver this morning with debate highlights. >> reporter: the point of this debate was to make differences clear on lowering the debt. >> you said you'd cut the deficit in half. >> the way we do it is $2.50 for every cut we asked for $1 of additional revenue paid for, as i indicated earlier, by asking those of us who have done very well in this country to contribute a little bit more to reduce the deficit. >> the president insisted romney would spend $5 trillion on tax breaks favoring the wealthy. >> math, common sense and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. >> everything he just said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> reporter: they clashed on wall street, whether banks should be too big to fail and medicare. >> cutting $716 million to balance obama care is in my opinion a mistake. >> if you repeal obama care, and
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
affordable care acts and arizona's new immigration law. >>> now to decision 2012. this morning, debate prep for president obama and mitt romney who are getting ready for the first faceoff on wednesday. trac tracie potts has a look. >> reporter: the president is preparing to face mitt romney in denver on wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but, what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. romney will be prepared and disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> president obama will be f formidable. i would not under estimate. >> reporter: john kerry playing romney in the weekend rehearsal. looking to press the president on libya and syria. romney calls the foreign policy dangerous. romney's debate plan is clearly and concisely explains how he can fix the economy. >> i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand and if they do, i'll get elected. >> reporter: his running mate, paul rya
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
happening out there? good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. president barack obama will be leaving sfo a little bit later this morning with a new bundle of money for his re-election campaign. the president arrived yesterday afternoon. by last night in the span of just a few hour, he had already raised almost $4 million through three different fund rarzors. only 25 people attended a gathering paying $40,000 apiece, raising about 1 million. then mr. obama had dinner at the bill graham civic auditorium with 100 supporters and finally last night he spoke to 6,000 people inside the auditorium, raising another million dollars. during his speech the president criticized governor mitt romney, his opponent, criticizing his performance during last week's debate. >> a few nights ago, suddenly a guy pretending to be mitt romney stood on a stage next to me. and said he's changing his plan. he's just going to pretend it doesn't exist. what $5 trillion tax cut? i don't know anything about a $5 trillion tax cut. don't pay attention to that tax cut behind the curtain. >> reporter: the presi
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
2012. this morning president obama is waking up in the bay area but he's not going to be here for long. we do have a live look at sfo. that's a nice shot, where air force one will take off in a matter of hours for the battleground state of ohio. the president played to a packed house last night at the bill graham civic auditorium in san francisco. in a 25-minute speech he urged the audience to talk to anyone they know in battleground states to help him get re-elected. the president and his republican rival, mitt romney, will both be in ohio today as voters get their last chance to register for november's election. with just 28 days to go, polls are now split on romney's popularity. pew has him up four points likely voters, but gallup says the most recent jobs report is positive and is giving the president a five-point boost. >>> voters in the city getting to cast ballots as early as today. the department of elections will be open for early voting through november 6th. the hours, for the record, monday through friday from 8:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the evening. >>> it happen
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Oct 9, 2012 4:30am PDT
. we'll talk about the peninsula side coming up. >>> president obama heads out of town this morning but a prominent supporter will take his place. pi bill clinton will be visiting northern california. he'll attend a campaign rally at uc davis. he's in town to support several congressmen in the middle of tight races. president clinton has been keeping busy this election season. he's been in the forefront lending his support to president obama and other major candidates. >> of course the current president is in the bay area right now. let's check in with mike inouye. he'll be heading out to sfo. >> he's the president and he doesn't have to get up as early as we do while he's up late doing a lot of work for the country. looking over here to the golden gate bridge. the president will head out to sfo so we'll have the motorcade. they're not going to schedule it. easy drive across the golden gate bridge. to the north bay we'll look at the smooth drive but i want to show you this orange here, this is the area where the fog and the mist might affect your drive and visibility so keep that in mind.
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
has limited americans' influence on global affairs. >>> this morning president barack obama is returning back to the bay area for a series of fund-raisers. christie smith is live in san francisco with a look at where the president will be visiting. christie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. guests are being asked to arrive as early as 5:30 at the bill graham civic auditorium, even though chances are president barack obama won't arrive an start speaking until closer to 9:30, 9:40. if you are coming, chances are you have your ticket because this event is sold out. the cheapest tickets going for about $100 apiece all the way up to $7500. that includes a photo with the president. some contributors are paying up to $20,000 to sample food by chefs like alice waters. this is part of a two-day swing through california as both president obama and republican challenger mitt romney raise money to compete in states like ohio. we have video of president obama's los angeles trip just yesterday where he poked fun at his own flat debate performance, but also raised big mo
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
news for president obama. nbc's brian mooar has the latest from washington for us. brian, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, lynn. it probably won't be great news for either of the political candidates, but it could be worse. today's jobs report is the second to the last before election day. it is a critical snapshot of an economy that's been stuck in low gear. >> whatever the numbers are, the romney campaign is going to cite them as evidence that president obama's policies are failing. >> the president is trying to convince people he's doing real well. he is not. >> reporter: building on a momentum of wednesday night's debate, romney's trying to reverse his fortunes in battlegrounds like ohio where he's fallen behind. >> under president obama we've lost half a million manufacturing jobs and china has passed us in manufacturing. >> reporter: the president argues the republicans are offering nothing new. >> it's not a plan for our economy, it's not a plan to strengthen the middle class, it is not change, it is a relapse and we're not going to do it. >> reporter: the latest jobs repor
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
marla tellez in for laura garcia-cannon. >>> president barack obama is heading back to the bay area today. he'll be holding several fund-raisers. christie smith is live in san francisco with a look at where the president will visit. christie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. not sure if you can hear it in the background but there are truckloads of metal barricades being set up this morning by workers right near the bill graham civic auditorium in san francisco. workers starting to set them up as president obama's fund-raiser this evening is sold out. guests being told to arrive about four hours before he actually speaks this evening. we have video of one of his visits to the bay area in june. with the election just one month away, the race for cash showing no signs of slowing down. tickets started at about $100 all the way up to $7500. for that, though, you would at least get a photo with the president. this is the second part of a two-day swing through california, as mr. obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney, escalate their television ads in competi
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
rehearsals to hone in on those talking points. as of this morning president obama has a lead in all nine of the key battleground states. both say tomorrow night will be important in reaching those undecided voters. >> it will be a conversation with the american people that will span almost an entire month. we'll get to describe our respective views. >> it's a choice between two different paths for this country. it's a choice between two fundamentally different visions for our nation. >> and you can watch the debate in its entirety here on nbc bay area. the topic is domestic policy. coverage starts at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow night, wednesday night. >> definitely looking forward to that. >> i am too. >>> 5:45 right now. it is back and they are back. the world's best sailors back on the bay for round two of the america's cup world series. >> thousands of people expected to flock to the marina green as practice races get under way later today. bob redell is actually live in san francisco this morning to tell us more about it. good morning, bob. >> reporter: yeah, good morning to you, laura a
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Oct 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
of the vice presidential debate this coming week. this morning, a special panel. obama campaign senior adviser robert gibbs. former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich. hilary rosen. mike murphy. and nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd. >>> and finally, what you haven't heard from arnold schwarzenegger this week. a revealing conversation with the former california governor. he talks politics and his personal failings. >> what would you like your sons to learn from your mistakes? >> i think that they're not going to make the same mistakes. >>> from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> and good morning. one month ago, and so much to get to. i want to get right to our roundtable discussion this morning, anchored by our own mini debate. joining me former white house press secretary and adviser to the obama campaign robert gibbs. newt gingrich. republican strategist and columnist for "time" magazine mike murphy. democratic strategist hilary rosen. and our own political director and chief white house correspon
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
campaign. this morning, president obama and republican rival mitt romney are putting the finishing touches on their key talking points. our new nbc poll shows romney has momentum ahead of tonight's debate. he is just three points behind the president with likely voters nationwide. coming up, a live report from denver with a look at the specific advice that both candidates are getting from their campaign coaches. you can watch the debate right here at 6:00. that's right after "nightly news." and we'll have a wrap-up at 11:00. >>> it is 6:10 right now. brace yourself. the new plan that could penalize you if you don't keep your private stuff private. >>> plus, turning linai into a little laboratory. we'll tell you what a bay area billionaire plans to do with the hawaiian island he now owns. >>> plus, the job status. a look at how america is doing in the economy ahead of those debates coming up. >>> we'll take you live back here to san francisco to show you what goes on overnight while you're sleeping to make sure these a.c. 45s are ready for racing for this week's america's cup world
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
obama is in california this morning, went to a star studded campaign fund-raiser in l.a. last night and poked a little fun at his own debate performance. >>> then we meet the creator of a blog that moks facebook with people that do constant updates. it is popular, but is it too mean spirited. >>> and check out this pileup involving dozens of cars at a nascar race this weekend. it all happened on the final lap. we're going to have more on how it happened and how it ended in a moment. >>> we begin with out of control gas prices in california. nbc dianaal vee ar is live in hollywood. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. imagine waking up to prices like these, $4.79 for a gallon of regular gasoline. what makes it tougher for drivers in california is that prices are higher here than anywhere else. something some politicians say could be criminal. in california this weekend, what went up kept going up to drivers' dismay. >> i don't think i ever paid this much for gas. >> going to spend at least almost $100 to fill up. >> reporter: in just one week, the price for a regular gallon of
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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> good morning. fight to the finish. election day exactly one month away. president obama handling with a positive jobs report, hoping it will help him keep his job. governor mitt romney says it's too little too late. a legendary business executive claims the books were cooked. >>> skating scandal. a u.s. olympic speed skater admits to tampering with a rival's skate before a big competition and he says he did it against his will. he'll explain why in an exclusive interview. >>> and are they back together? new signs of chris brown and rihanna dating again, despite their violent history, and it has some people wondering what she's thinking. today's saturday, october 6th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and jenna wolf, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. >> it's good to have you back from afghanistan. safe and sound. >> good to be back. >> and you're back into the thick of politics here in this country as well. >> it feels like this presidential race has been going on for so l
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. from "sesame street" to main street, last week's debate catapulted big bird to the front of the presidential campaign. mitt romney says he'll cut funding to reduce the deficit. now the obama camp has released a new tongue-in-cheek ad casting an unlikely star as a criminal master mine. will it be effective? take a look for yourself and decide. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> bernie madoff, dennis keselowski, criminals, gluttons of greed and the evil genius who towered over them. one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> this comes as the 2012 presidential election is just four weeks away, and now new polls show the race between president obama and republican rival mitt romney is closer than ever. nbc's tracie potts has more from washington.
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
adviser to president obama's reelection campaign. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah, how are you doing? >> we all know the president is a fiercely competitive man, was he satisfied with that performance? >> well, i think one aspect of the president he's never satisfied, he's always challenging himself, i think. but you know, savannah i was with you last week and i joked that mitt romney put more preparation into it than they did into the invasion in normandy and you saw last night. i expected a strong performance, got a strong performance, but that's what it was, a performance. the underlying facts remain the underlying facts. he denied what has been the centerpiece of his campaign, a $5 trillion tax cut. he again refused to offer any way to pay for it, and the bottom line is what the analysts have said. this means either he's going to explode the deficit or he's going to stick it to the middle class with a $2,000 tax increase. and if that happens, how's that going to move our economy forward or build the middle class? so the fundamental distinctions on this and many
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am PDT
this. a new ad just out this morning from the obama campaign. it mocks mitt romney's plan to eliminate federal subsidies and calling bird big a menace to our economy, matt, on the level of bernie madoff. >> peter alexander, thank you. >>> senator john mccain good to see you and thank you for coming on. >> thanks, matt. >> i will get to the campaign ad in a second. no one questioned your expertise or knowledge on foreign policy when you ran for president. it was considered one of your strengths. i'd like you to compare your knowledge on foreign policy with mitt romney's. how do you think he stacks up? >> i think he stacks up very well because he has the same instincts and principles and view of america's role in the world that ronald regan did. mitt understands the need for american leadership and understands this president is leading from behind. this president says wars in the middle east are receding, that the tide of war is receding. what is receding in the middle east is american leadership. when you look at afghanistan, iraq, the confrontation with iran, the looming, the situation
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
this country. >> reporter: president obama on defense. romney challenging his record as both now wait to see if this exchange had any impact on voters. well, this morning we know it had an impact on the internet. twitter says this was the most tweeted political event in its history. we are certainly in the modern era where, jon, people instantly tell you what they think about the debate and you heard a lot of that last night and this morning. >> tracie potts, thank you very much for all the reports from denver. >>> now, the big question this morning is who won last night's debate? for more insight we are joined live in our newsroom by a professor of political science at santa clara university. good morning, jim. thanks for being with us so early. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> we have been talking about what the candidates said but what's also interesting is what the candidates did not say. jim, were there any topics that didn't come up at all last night that surprised you? >> last night we had a debate watching party with our students. we had about 200-plus students that c
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
a morning news cut-in. have a great day. >> see you next week. >>> good morning. breaking news, new jobs numbers just out this morning, the unemployment rate falling to 7.8%, the lowest since january, 2009. and good news for president obama after his showing at the debate. we will have reaction from washington and wall street. >>> cancelled, american airlines grounds dozens of flights coast to coast, urgent repairs being made as the company discovers a new reason for what causes seats to become loose on a plane. >>> duelling divas, a knife threat on "american idol" audition. why mariah carey is adding new security today on friday, october 5th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, welcome to "today," 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on friday morning, i am savannah guthrie. >> i am david gregory once again in for matt. the president was looking for lift after the debate, he got it with these jobs numbers that have just come out this morning. there are questions about how we got here. >>
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm PDT
obama. 49-45. and this video just in. the president arriving back at the hotel in san francisco. he'll spend the night there and head to columbus, ohio, in the morning before heading back home to washington, d.c. we have complete coverage of the president's bay area visit on our website. nbcbayarea.com including insider details on the president's private events. >>> gas prices hit another record high in california today. but relief could be in sight. analysts say wholesale prices plunged today, which means you should see lower prices at the pump later this week. on sunday, governor brown ordered an early changeover to the winter blend gas. analysts say that in addition to that drop in wholesale price means the spike that we've seen in the last few days will be eliminated by next week. >> was it a random crime or something more sinister? a retired kibd garden teacher found stabbed to death inside her own home. a quiet home she and her family have lived in for more than 30 years. cheryl hurd joins us from hercules. so susy cohen inspired so many people. >> reporter: so many people came t
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Oct 5, 2012 11:00am PDT
. ♪ >>> the race for the white house winding down, people wait iing r this one. this morning we found out the unemployment rate in september falling below 8% for the first time in nearly four years. that's good news for job seekers but also for president obama trying to maintain his lead in the polls and recover from a weak debate against mitt romney. danielle lee has what the numbers mean. >> reporter: the unemployment rate delivered president obama a preelection gift. the number of people without jobs fell to 7.8%, marking the first time it's been below 8% during obama's presidency. >> there's still that willingness for all of us to see that more people are put back to work, but in this particular report, i'm happy to see we see a continued growth. >> reporter: employers added 114,000 jobs in september and 86,000 jobs that hadn't been accounted for in july and august. the numbers shocked analysts who predicted the rate would stay around 8% and possibly grow. >> this is a big report. >> reporter: presint obama called the september report proof the economy is improving under his policies. >>
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Oct 1, 2012 3:00am PDT
we'll hear from a top obama adviser, david plouffe, in a moment. but first, joining me now, the republican governor of new jersey chris christie. welcome back to "meet the press." >> happy to be back, david. good morning. >> the key battleground states, nine of them, we've been polling in nine of them, and all nine it's obama advantage across the board. look at ohio, plus seven. virginia, plus five. these are key states. is the race over? >> absolutely not. and that happened pretty quickly, right, david? you saw the change in those polls happen very quickly. and i'm here to tell you it can happen very quickly back the other way, and i think the beginning of that is wednesday night when governor romney for the first time gets on the same stage with the president of the united states and people can make a direct comparison about them and their visions for the future. and wednesday night is the restart of this campaign and i think you'll see the numbers start to move right back in the other direction. >> how do you restart a campaign, governor, at that last moment where you can rea
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00am PDT
white house, thank you. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." good morning. >> good morning, jenna. >> mike talked about fund-raising. both campaigns are in their final push as the election is just a month away. president obama's campaign is nearing the $1 billion mark this election year as far as raising funds. how much of an impact does this type of money have as you near the election? >> well, it becomes important because there's still a lot of views being shaped about the race through negative advertising that you see in the battleground states. and so, you know, i don't think campaign cash is going to be a huge issue for either side but it is a measure of some enthusiasm which right now is benefiting republicans a bit more and certainly romney helped himself in that regard with such a strong debate. >> political pundits will tell you mitt romney won the debate on wednesday night. apparently voters agree. according to gallup's daily tracking poll, obama's three-point lead, 49% to 46% down from a five-point lead reported the day before. was the debate the game changer tha
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
latest weather. >> thanks. now to tomorrow night's highly anticipated debate between president obama and mitt romney. today both candidates are hunkering down preparing for what could be a pivotal night. chuck todd is nbc's political director. he is in denver this morning where the debate will take place tomorrow. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. these candidates have each don four mock debates. they will each do one more today. it's more preparation than any two candidates have put into presidential debates in the modern era of presidential politics. >> i get the opportunity to introduce to you the next president of the united states governor mitt romney. >> mitt romney landed in colorado monday night with the endorsement of legend john elway. >> what an honor. what a welcome. what a colorado welcome. thank you so much. >> the governor's first and only event ahead of tomorrow's big presidential debate was at a packed air and space museum in denver. >> people want to know who's going to win, who is going to score the punches. in my view it's not so much winning or losi
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
kelley. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. you heard john mention the numbers there. new this morning investors, politicians, taking a close look at those new monthly job numbers just released about an hour ago. brian mooar is live in washington, d.c. brian, is the report expected to give president obama a boost after this week's debate? i'm sure he's going to turn it that way. >> reporter: you know what, laura, looking at these numbers, i think you can call these an october surprise. this is what politicians hope and dream will happen. this is certainly an interesting turn of events here. we got the numbers we expected. let's look at them. expected 115,000, we got 114,000. that's not a barn burner. but the 7.8%, that is a drop from 8.1 to 7.8% unemployment. that is the lowest since the day president obama took office. that gives the president a chance to argue today that he has been slowly but steadily rebuilding on the economy. mitt romney, meanwhile, will have the opportunity to say the president hasn't been doing it enough, hasn't been doing it well enough and he could do it bette
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
eastern afghanistan this morning. dozens of civilians were wounded in the attack in coast province leaving two americans dead, raising the u.s. military death toll for the now 11-year war to 2,000. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for their first debate wednesday in denver. on sunday, president obama tried to downplay expectations. he told a rally in las vegas that he's, quote, just okay at debating. new jersey governor chris christie chose a different tact, predicting that republican nominee mitt romney will, quote, do extraordinarily well. >>> in a rare prison interview, one of the men convicted for the bellway sniper attacks is expressing remorse. lee boyd malvo says i was a monst monster, a thief, stole people's lives. the shooting left at least ten people dead in the washington, d.c. area. the now 27-year-old malvo is serving life without parole. >>> a teenaged girl distressed message sent over twitter has triggered a police search and drawn worldwide attention. kathryn craig has more from clark, new jersey. good morning, kathryn. >> reporter: natalie, good mo
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
we take a live look this morning. both president obama and mitt romney running through full rehearsals to hone in those talking points. as of this morning president obama has a lead in all nine of the key battleground states. both campaigns say tomorrow will be important to reach those undecided voters. >> it will be a conversation with the american people that will span almost an entire month. we'll get to describe our respective views. >> it's a choice between two different paths for this country. it's a choice between two fundamentally different visions for our nation. >> you can watch the debate in its entirely here on nbc bay area. the topic is domestic policy. coverage starts at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow night, wednesday night. >>> 4 c:51. how about some sticker shock in santa clara. the 49ers trying to sell the tickets to the brand new stadium. how much you'll to have pay. check them out coming up. >>> we're looking at a nice, easy drive along the peninsula right now. we'll show you how things are shaping up farther north coming up. >>> right now you're looking live over san
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00am PDT
, this morning, president barack obama is on his way to ohio, trying to win over undecided voters. he just ended his whirlwind trip to the bay area. this is video of the president's motorcade heading to san francisco international airport this morning. nbc bay area's bob redell is live at sfo where air force one just took office. did you get to say good-bye to the president, bob? >> reporter: he gave us a quick wave and then they shut the door and he did take off. good morning, jill, marla. yes, president barack obama boarded air force one and flew out of sfo just over an hour and a half ago, headed for campaign stops in the battleground state of ohio, a crucial state in his fight to win re-election. the president was in town here for less than 24 hours, enough time to attend three fund-raisers with a total net of roughly $4 million for his campaign. and also an opportunity to fire up his supporters, to remind them that this race is not over, especially now that he's slipping in the polls, after what was regarded as a poor performance during last week's debate with governor mitt romne
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
." i'm jim kramer and i will see you tomorrow. >>> this morning on "early today," mile high showdown. as president obama and mitt romney prepare for tonight's crucial debate, our brand new poll numbers show where they stand. >>> mid-air scare. another incident of loose seats on an american airlines flight, and now the company says it knows why. >>> and shock value. daredevil magician david blaine goes high voltage in his latest stunt. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a high stakes debate. all eyes turn to denver for tonight's first presidential debate of the 2012 race, and a new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows president obama is holding on to his national lead, but not by much. 49% of likely voters favor the president while 46% prefer mitt romney. that's only a 3% edge for obama, which is within the survey's margin of error, but when it comes to a poll of registered voters the president widens his lead over romney to 7 points, 51% to 44. and, finally, four in ten surveyed now say the nation is headed in the
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with an economic showdown. president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first of three presidential debates last night. in what some are calling a polite war of words, the candidates sparred over job creation, taxes and the future of health care. nbc's tracie potts is in denver for us. she has a preview. good morning to you, tracie. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. the pressure was on for romney to perform, to back up his ideas with details, taking on the man that even republicans called one of the most skilled debaters in modern politics. the point of this debate was to make differences clear on lowering the debt. >> you said you'd cut the deficit in half. it's four years later, we still have trillion-dollar deficit. >> the way we do is for additional cut, we ask for a dollar of additional revenue, paid for, as i indicated earlier, by asking those of us who have done very well in this country to contribute a little bit more to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: th
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
obama decide to replace timothy geithner. for that and the rest of your news before the bell, we turn it other to seema mody live at cnbc headquarters. seema, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. quick check on the markets right now. futures are higher as wall street begins the first day of the fourth quarter. the third quarter was positive for the markets. the dow was 4% and the nasdaq was up 6%. today we get numbers on manufacturing and construction spending and fed chairman ben bernanke speaks this afternoon. the dow falling 48 points on friday, the nasdaq losing 20 points. if president obama is re-elected one of his first priorities may be to find a replacement for treasury secretary tim geithner. geithner has hinted more than a year he wants to leave. the "wall street journal" reports chief of staff jack lu and erskine bowles are top candidates. bowles co-chaired the white house deficit commission in 2010. back to you. >> okay, thank you very much. we'll check back a little later on. >>> first day of october going to feel like july. >> it's not going to feel good. it i
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
campaign trail this morning for president obama and mitt romney. both spent a lot of time talking about jobs and the economy this last night's debate. overnight the romney campaign released a new ad talking about, what else, jobs. tracie potts is live in denver bringing us the latest from the campaign trail. good morning. >> reporter: hi, marla, good morning from the university of denver. they talked about it here last night and now he's talking about it this morning on the air waves. mitt romney with his new ad explaining how he expects to create 12 million jobs over four years if he's elected. he says he'll do it through energy independence and tax reform. this was a big topic in the debate last night, not only talking about jobs but they also talked about health care. they talked about medicare as well. romney off to virginia today with paul ryan for his post-debate rally there today and in fact virginiaes one of the states that our polls showed right before this debate where he's starting to close the gap. the president after having another rally here is off to wisconsin where he'll
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
president obama's deputy campaign manager. stephanie, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let's talk about the debate. you just heard rick santorum talk about the president's strengths as a debater. this is something that american voters seem to agree with. most polls show they expect the president to prevail tonight by a large margin. does the president have a very high bar to pass tonight in the view of american voters? >> well, i think the test for both candidates tonight is who is going to lay out a vision and a detailed specific vision of how we're going to move this country forward. i think the candidate that does that will win that test. american people sitting at home in their living rooms are looking for some details, and i think you'll see president obama continue to do that. he's been having that conversation with them for some time. mitt romney has not done that. tonight offers him an opportunity to do that. he's got 90 minutes to clarify some comments that he's made recently, some policies that are left open, some tax cuts that he won't say how he's going to pay for
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Oct 8, 2012 2:00am PDT
vice presidential debate this coming week. this morning, a special panel. obama campaign senior adviser robert gibbs. former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich. hilary rosen. mike murphy. and nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd. >>> and finally, what you haven't heard from arnold schwarzenegger this week. a revealing conversation with the former california governor. he talks politics and his personal failings. >> what would you like your sons to learn from your mistakes? >> i think that they're not going to make the same mistakes. >>> from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> and good morning. one month ago, and so much to get to. i want to get right to our roundtable discussion this morning, anchored by our own mini
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
-universal television >>> hello, and very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with debate prep. president obama and his republican rival mitt romney are both getting ready for their first face to face presidential debate in denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracy potts joins us with washington from the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain. he's debated both the president and mitt romney, and he says we will see two very strong well-prepared candidates and in his prediction, few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's d
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> this morning on "early today," foreign policy showdown. mitt romney gets serious about libya, syria, and more, but president obama hits him hard with a brand-new ad. we'll show it to you. >>> unhitched. two philly wedding celebrations descend into cha as the attendees start brawling. >>> and 48 straight. drew breezes into the record books. this is a big one. >> this is "early today" for monday, october 8th, 2012. >>> very good morning to you, i'm veronica de la cruz. 29 days and counting. there is less than a month to go in the race for the white house, and right now, both candidates are on the road. while the president campaigns in california, mitt romney spent sunday in florida before his major foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracie potts joins us now live from washington. good morning. >> veronica. good morning. let's talk about the speech. in it today he tries to draw distinctions. we've seen an advanced copy where mitt romney will now argue america is now weaker against our enemies abroad. mitt romney gives a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, bu
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
, playing the president obama role in romney's debate prep. now we know where the two of them, both candidates, will be after the debate, the morning after. romney and ryan, a joint appearance in virginia. president obama will remain in colorado and he'll also be in wisconsin on thursday. >> all right, tracie potts, thank you. >>> laying down the law. today the supreme court kicks off its new term with a slate of crucial and controversial decisions in the works. on the docket, affirmative action and consideration for race in college admissions. voting rights as well as deciding whether to require federal oversight of states with ray history of voting discrimination. the nine supreme court justices will also consider a variety of challenges to the defense of marriage act. the law states the federal government will only recognize traditional marriages. that means no federal benefits, even where same-sex marriage is considered legal. >> couples are denied hundreds of different rights and benefits that are provided to married different sex couples under federal law. >> last term's supre
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Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm PDT
-- >> absolutely. george, his problem going in, he said i don't think president obama can work with congress. i don't think romney really has a plan. we talked to him this morning. george is leaning toward governor romney. he was impressed with what he saw last night. but he's still undecided. >> oh, boy. harry smith with the wild and woolly chase for the undecideds out there. thank you very -- looks like you had a good time at their house. >> i'll be happy to go back again. >> i think we should revisit after the election. thanks, harry. we have a lot more coming up this hour including the very simple question, what's the deal with gluten all of a sudden? gluten free everything is everywhere. and tonight we'll look at why now. >>> but next, he's worth billions. wears the same t-shirt every day and has his hands full in the big boy role of ceo. tonight, matt lauer talks to mark zuckerberg. >> do you think that the employees are comfortable to walk right up to you and say, excuse me, what do they call you? mark? >> mark. >> are they comfortable to call you up and ask you questions? >> no one c
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Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm PDT
followed where a meal with the president rang up to $25,000 a person. at the end of the trip, the obama campaign is expected to raise more than $5 million. the president will be headed the bakers field tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. before flying to san francisco for another round of fund-raising events. reporting from los angeles, nbc bay area. >>> the republican presidential nominee, mitt romney, drew the largest crowd ever this weekend on a swing through the battleground state of florida. romney is enjoying a bump in the polls following the debate on wednesday. the romney campaign reports it is also evident in fund-raising. the campaign said it raised $12 million on-line in the 48 hours after the debate. >>> there's plenty of debate over the presidential debate last week, but we will separate some of the fact from fiction. one of the debates, mitt romney claimed that half of the clean energy companies that had received government loan guarantees from the president had gone out of business. here's the facts. only three of the 26 companies have filed for bankruptcy, but many of those ot
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